Purse State Park

Route 224 on Riverside Rd, Indian Head, MD 20640 Get Directions 
Phone: 301-743-7613
Sailboat on water at Purse State Park
Photo Credit: Maryland Department of Natural Resources
On the Potomac River at Wades Bay, the area is perfect for hunting, bird watching and fishing.  Fossilized sharks teeth, bones and shells are often found along the water's edge.



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June 18, 2018
A good place to spend some time in nature. There are some nice walks and you can go hunting for shark teeth. It's a nice place to spend the day!
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June 9, 2018
Caution for parents - i found this on a parenting blog - thought fossil hunting would be great adventure. Daughter was bitten by a snake in the water - non serious injury, non venomous snake a but...
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August 11, 2017
Went about 4 hours after high tide and within minutes we were finding shark teeth and fossils. Ended up with over twenty shark teeth in about an hour. Bring a bag and something to sift the sand with.